Another Slice of Johnners by Brian Johnston

By Brian Johnston

Following the luck of A scrumptious Slice of Johnners, Barry Johnston has edited one other pleasant anthology in accordance with 3 of his father's most well-liked books, Brian Johnston's consultant to Cricket, Chatterboxes and It's Been a bit of Cake.

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Who’s giving that weather report on Wednesday? Denver local weather? National weather? ” Manning cracked. ” He did not wear the glove against the Ravens. Manning, obsessed with preparation, was practicing for winter. No lie: This is a man who would stick his right hand in a cold tub of ice to prepare for freezing conditions. He broke out the gaudy orange glove for the final two games of the regular season, and completed 53 of 72 passes for 643 M R. N OOD LE ARM 49 yards and six touchdowns. Manning loved the glove, and he was not trying to make a fashion statement.

Mount Evans was not always Mount Evans. Way back in 1863, Bierstadt hopped a crude wagon alongside journalist Fitz Hugh Ludlow and took a rocky ride to Idaho Springs, in search of an alpine vista fit for framing. The painter found his inspiration while traveling up Chicago Creek, where Bierstadt was awestruck by the natural beauty of a yet unnamed peak standing tall among gray, threatening storm clouds. Ludlow, his companion on the trip, was notable for two reasons: (1) the publication of an autobiographical book extremely provocative in the 1800s, because it was titled “The Hashish Eater” and detailed experimentation with cannabis extract, and (2) his hot young wife, a society woman named Rosalie Osborne, who had definitely caught the wandering, artful eye of Bierstadt.

But his grip on a wad of cash was tight, and France braved the game-day traffic jam to complete a mission that had been on his to-do list for more than two months. For him, buying PFM T-shirts wasn’t a whim. Those orange shirts were an absolute necessity for a red-blooded American football fan, a necessity like air . . a high-definition television . . or cold beers in the fridge. “I’m from Tennessee. I grew up in Johnson City, and have always been a huge Peyton Manning fan,” confessed France, a 2009 University of Tennessee graduate.

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